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Your Career Needs a Plan BLucky is the person who found their life's work early and loved it -- if not every employer -- until the end of their career.Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us aren't so lucky. Sometimes we fall into a career because we need a job to pay the bills. Sometimes we chose a career because jobs were plentiful and the pay was good. And sometimes a job we loved at the beginning grew ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
Why Didn't I Get the Job?If you've ever wondered why you didn't get the job, you should have asked. You might not get an answer; in fact, you probably won't be told if you never got beyond submitting an application.Read the rest of this entry »
But if you made it to an interview with the hiring manager, there's a good chance that if you phrase your ask right, you just might get feedback that will help ...
STEM, Healthcare Top All the "Best Jobs" ListsThere's no shortage of lists of "best jobs." Perhaps the best known is the annual ranking of the top 100 jobs by U.S. News, which comes out at the beginning of each year. Glassdoor has a list of its own. Kiplinger has another as does CNN.Read the rest of this entry »
The latest one is this week's list of the best and worst jobs from CareerCast, the job search portal and syndicator ...
How to Get Behind the Interviewing MaskHiring the right person for the job is no easy job. Getting at the core of a candidate; digging behind the rehearsed, polished face all good interviewees put on is a challenge.Read the rest of this entry »
New York Times Corner Office columnist Adam Bryant has been asking leaders "How do you hire?" and recently compiled their strategies. He boiled down what they told him into three principles:
- Be creative. Go beyond the usual and ...
Black Is the Interview Success ColorBlack is the color of interview success.Read the rest of this entry »
An interesting and even quirky sort of survey from the recruiting software vendor SmartRecruiters, says 70% of the candidates who wore mostly black outfits to their interview got a job offer. Only 33% of the rejected candidates wore black.
Why that should be is anyone's guess. Maybe it has something to do with how the respondents to the survey broke down. Ten ...
Great Interview, Then Nothing. What Happened?Every jobseeker has experienced the black hole, the silence that follows after you submit an application. It's annoying. It's frustrating. It's rude.Read the rest of this entry »
But there's something worse, and that is post-interview silence. It happens more often than you suspect. And it happens even when the interview goes so well the hiring manager leads you to believe an offer is only days away.
You walk out of the ...
You Can Find Some of the Coolest Summer Jobs HereDon't have an internship lined up for this summer? Or maybe you're looking for a summer job that's different than anything you've done before. Take a look at CoolWorks.Read the rest of this entry »
It's a job board, but what jobs! They might better be described as once in a life experiences you get paid for. Here's one: The Bettles Lodge, 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle in ...
What Are Your Odds of Landing an Interview? A New Report Has the AnswersLanding a new job is never easy. The competition for the most desirable positions at the most respected companies can be intense. Google, for one, gets 2 million applications a year.Read the rest of this entry »
Now comes a report that provides some perspective on this competition. According to the report described in an article on the Society for Human Resource Management website, technology, media, education and e-commerce positions are the most competitive. Some companies ...
What It Takes to Be A NASA Flight ControllerBeing an astronaut is undoubtedly one of the most exciting jobs in the world. It is, literally, out of this world, which explains why NASA last year received 18,300 applications for 14 openings. That's better odds than winning a PowerBall draw, but a 1 in 1,300 chance of getting picked might not seem like it.Read the rest of this entry »
Instead, you might consider the "astronaut adjacent" job of NASA flight controller ...